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Unifor reaches deal with Navistar

HAMILTON, ON, Oct. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - After more than two weeks on strike, workers at Navistar Canada Inc. will vote Thursday on a tentative deal with the company.

"These workers, young and old, have stood together for a better deal," said Dave Reston, President of Unifor Local 504. "Our bargaining team is recommending that this new contract be ratified."

The 30 members of Local 504 at the parts distribution centre have been on strike since September 29. The ratification vote will be held Thursday at noon.

In 2012, the union agreed to extend the collective agreement by 18 months to provide stability as the company re-located from Burlington to its current location in Hannon, Ontario.

Navistar Canada Inc., formerly International Truck and Engine Corporation, is the parts distribution centre for eastern Canada to support International® and IC Bus™ vehicles, MaxxForce® diesel engines and all makes of commercial trucks.

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 305,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union merged.